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Instructors consistently ask for a textbook that helps students understand the relationships between the main concepts of biology, so they are not learning facts about biology in isolation. Mader's Concepts of Biology was developed to fill this void. Organized around the main themes of biology, Concepts of Biology guides students to think conceptually about biology and the world around them. Just as the levels of biological organization flow from one level to the next, themes and topics in Concepts of Biology are tied to one another throughout the chapter, and between the chapters and parts. Combined with Dr. Mader's hallmark writing style, exceptional art program, and pedagogical framework, difficult concepts become easier to understand and visualize, allowing students to focus on understanding how the concepts are related.
Table of Contents
|Biology is the Study of Life|
|Organisms are Composed of Cells|
|Basic Chemistry and Cells|
|Organic Molecules and Cells|
|Structure and Function of Cells|
|Dynamic Activities of Cells|
|Pathways of Photosynthesis|
|Pathways of Cellular Respiration|
|Genes Control the Traits of Organisms|
|Cell Division and Reproduction|
|Patterns of Genetic Inheritance|
|Molecular Biology of Inheritance|
|Regulation of Gene Activity|
|Biotechnology and Genomics|
|Organisms are Related and Adapted to their Environment|
|Darwin and Evolution|
|Speciation and Evolution|
|The History and Classification of Life on Earth|
|Evolution of Microbial Life|
|Evolution of Protists|
|Evolution of Plants and Fungi|
|Evolution of Animals|
|Evolution of Humans|
|Plants are Homeostatic|
|Plant Organization and Homeostasis|
|Nutrition and Transport in Plants|
|Regulation of Growth and Responses in Plants|
|Reproduction and Development of Plants|
|Animals are Homeostatic|
|Animal Organization and Homeostasis|
|Coordination by Neural Signaling|
|Locomotion and Support Systems|
|Circulation and Cardiovascular Systems|
|Lymph Transport and Immunity|
|Digestive Systems and Nutrition|
|Gas Exchange and Transport in Animals|
|Osmoregulation and Excretion|
|Coordination by Hormone Signaling|
|Reproduction and Development|
|Organisms Live in Ecosystems|
|Community and Ecosystem Ecology|
|Major Ecosystems of the Biosphere|
|Conservation of Biodiversity|
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